Drake Walters knows first-hand why smoke alarms are life-savers

By Gordon Williams On one level, Drake Walters of Suquamish, Washington is just one of the thousands of individuals across the United States who install smoke alarms as part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign (HFC). Drake is a volunteer in the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas Chapter of the Red Cross, headquartered in … Continue reading Drake Walters knows first-hand why smoke alarms are life-savers

Make Fire Prevention Week a Week of Fire Safety Lessons

By Gordon Williams Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14 this year, and Lisa Braxton of the National Fire Protection Association thinks it is a great time for parents to drill kids--young kids especially--in the lessons of fire safety. Braxton, in the Public Education Division of the NFPA, lays out a five-night set of fire safety … Continue reading Make Fire Prevention Week a Week of Fire Safety Lessons